Dreams is a body of work in progress, a reflection on living in exile, by artist Amak Mahmoodian.
Through this body of work I wish to explore – via photography, poetry, video and drawing – if the dreams I have, which are my form of connection to my lost home and family – are replicated in others in similar situations. In the shadow of what is happening globally, this has become a way for me to talk with people who are away from their homeland.
Dreams are deeply personal, a vision between reality and imagination, through this project I also want to make a connection with individuals living in exile, to hear their dreams and to see if there is common ground.Amak Mahmoodian
Dreams is a project with artist Amak Mahmoodian that will facilitate discussions around dreams through creativity and storytelling. The project will encourage participants to explore the effects of exile and distance on memory, dreams and daily life.
Born in Shiraz, Iran. Lives in Bristol, UK. Amak’s work questions notions of identity and home, bridging a space between personal and political. Through her journey she explores the effects of exile and distance on memory, dreams and daily life. Working with images, poems and archives Amak looks for the lyrical realities frames in the photographs.